Projects

CCGW projects are focused on political, social, and religious issues that affect the Greater Washington area communities.

Over the years, the Council has done some mighty good work:

  • A summer children's camping program;
  • Feeding program;
  • Representation before governmental bodies on issues important to the religious community;
  • Youth training programs;
  • Ecumenical programs for the benefit of all churches, denominations, judicatories and their members.

Camping Trip

In addition, recently, a Council task force consulted a variety of people and organizations including the Mayor's (DC) Interfaith Council, the Downtown Cluster, Washington Interfaith Network, Church Women United, Community Ministry of Montgomery County, Archdiocese of Washington, Council Board Members, and the National Council of Churches.

They offered and more or less agreed that CCGW should:

  • Focus on Christian unity, i.e., cooperation and collaboration among religious entities,
  • Be a source for national, regional and local ecumenical networking;
  • Engage in strategic planning, recruiting and development of a sound financial footing;
  • Lobby for a seat on the National Council of Churches USA board, thus representing the Greater Washington religious community to the national religious community;
  • Strive to improve race relations;
  • Become a voice for the poor in the area;
  • Focus on women's and children's issues, employment and youth education;
  • Become an umbrella organization for dialogue on religious, social and pastoral issues;
  • Prepare and distribute a metropolitan area church directory;
  • Conduct spiritual retreats for local clergy, and promote ecumenical education;
  • Become more regional in emphasis;
  • Promote dialogue on controversial, including political, issues;
  • Rebuild and heighten relations with judicatories/denominations;
  • Maintain and enhance camping and feeding programs and engage in other volunteer services in aid to betterment of the people of the Greater Washington area; and more.